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Partners, April 2020



ABILENE, Texas — “Too Small to Fail,” a partnership involving Abilene Christian and the Clinton Foundation, began recently. The early childhood initiative launched reading spaces at a local business, Laundry Luv.

The focus of the project is to encourage parents to talk, read and sing with their young children from birth. One key component is to meet families where they are in everyday spaces such as laundromats, as well as grocery stores, bus stops and playgrounds, creating a safe space that is engaging and fun for families while visiting.

Ken Wimberly, Laundry Luv co-founder, said, “Our partnership with ACU will allow us to provide dedicated time each week where student volunteers will read to children, creating an environment of trust and an excitement for reading.”



ABILENE, Texas — Herald of Truth has launched “Mission: Evangelize America,” a 10-year campaign to help churches share the Gospel.

“This is a comprehensive plan to encourage, equip and engage the local church in sharing Jesus Christ in its own backyard,” said Greg Swindle, the ministry’s president.

The campaign will begin in the Nashville, Tenn., area, and leaders plan to expand across the nation by the end of the decade. Key components include short commercials, or “Inspiremercials,” as well as online infrastructure to help collect and best use contact information and target messaging for advertising.

While Herald of Truth will organize the effort, Swindle said, “It is the local church that must provide the heart and muscle to move it forward. We hope congregations across the country will answer that call.”



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Youth In Action Kansas City, a recent weekend of worship, fellowship and learning how to actively serve God, drew 300 students and volunteers

The goal is “to provide a place where young people can develop closer relationships with one another, learn more about themselves, and, most importantly, gain a deeper understanding of our Savior,” board member Devin Warrington said.

Warrington is also a volunteer youth leader for the Liberty Church of Christ in Missouri.

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